Facts, Damn Facts, and Factoids

You may have heard it stated as fact recently that “a 2011 report from the Government Accountability Office found that illegal immigrants and other non-citizens, in our prisons and jails together, had around 25,000 homicide...

The MERI is back in print!

My debut novel, THE MERI—Book One of the Mer Cycle—which has been available only as an eBook, is coming back into print with a new cover and a new publisher—Book View Cafe. June 3rd is...

Trajectories: Stories of Exploration Has Arrived!

What is TRAJECTORIES? It’s a new anthology from Hydra Publications (no Avengers or Shield jokes) that contains stories by a variety of SF and F authors including me. Where can you get it? Today was its...

Wrong + Wrong does not equal Right

There’s an idea making the rounds of social media, blogs and news reports that all Muslims in a given area know about any jihadists among them and simply aren’t talking. As one public figure put...

Please Don’t Feed the Animals/Children

The following is an official commentary that appeared on a politician’s Facebook page recently: “The Food Stamp Program, administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is proud to be distributing this year the greatest amount of...

Grrr … Argh … Rhetoric and Reality

Let’s write a reality check. I’ve heard a number of times over the past several months from news sources trusted by a great number of Americans, from pundits and political operatives and from a moderator...

“I Remember the Rain” Releases This Weekend!

The sixth Bohnhoff CD—I Remember the Rain—releases officially this weekend at Consonance, THE San Francisco Bay Area Filk Convention. This is our third original music CD,  contains music ranging from rootsy folk to rock ‘n’ roll and...

Figs & Thistles: What is a Christian?

“A person who thinks only about building walls, wherever they may be, and not building bridges, is not Christian. This is not in the gospel.” — Pope Francis on a presidential candidate’s proposals to completely seal the...

Fox News and Journalistic Anemia

“Islamophobia is the accepted form of racism in America. Leaders … show us that you can take a potshot at Muslims and get away with it.” — Arsalan Iftikhar, human rights lawyer. February 4 on Fox...